Drunken Logic is one of my favorite bands, local or otherwise, so I jumped at the chance to see them play at The Red Room @ Cafe 939 on Saturday, April 12th. Their debut CD, Something New to Burn, has been on pretty constant rotation throughout a very hard, very cold winter, so I was really excited to hear they would be filming a music video for their song “Rhythm of the Rain” at the end of the show. Due to any number of reasons, I ended up arriving right at the end of the second set, just as Rocket and the Ghost were finishing up. So I didn’t get to hear much from either them or the first act, Midnight Snack. But the few minutes I heard of Rocket and the Ghost were intriguing and I’ve heard all sorts of good things about Midnight Snack, so I’ll definitely be checking out their music in the near future. Continue reading
After over a month on hiatus dealing with any number of other things, Ten Miles is back with new content. I’ve missed you all. Today I want to share this great new single by Boston’s Lucas Biespiel and his Dangerous Gentlemen. “Preacher” is the first single off their upcoming album, Stories of Your Sorrows. The album tells the story of a holy man who mourns his lost son as he attempts to bring happiness to those still in the world. “Preacher” is an engrossing introduction to the story. Funk-tinged rock that bleeds intensity and brings to mind the heroes of outlaw music. You can hear the gathering storm clouds as the instrumentals swell and darken behind Biespiel’s powerful voice. Check out “Preacher” below and keep an eye out for Stories of Your Sorrows this fall!
As a relative newcomer to the Boston area, I took my first trip to Great Scott in Allston on June 27th to see Eye Design’s: Treat Yo Self @ Great Scott. The lineup featured Fax Holiday, Shepherdess, Bunny’s a Swine, and Pile. First off, the night was amazing in almost every way. I really liked the venue and how hospitable and friendly everyone was. From cupcakes to mini-air hockey and foosball tables, everything was set up to be welcoming, which was nice as I walked in by myself. Only to spend the night chatting with old friends from high school and new friends I’ve met through this blog. Unfortunately, I had to catch the T home before the show ended, so I did not get to see the end of Bunny’s a Swine’s set or any of Pile’s. But I’ll definitely be there again.
Here’s some pictures I took of the show. If everyone will bear in mind my area of study was classical music and not photography… Continue reading
Here’s another sampling of some of the music coming out of the Boston area! Continue reading
Catch Boston’s The Shills playing with Friendly People and Canadian indie rockers Mother Mother at TT the Bear’s in Cambridge next Tuesday, July 2nd. While remaining pop at heart, The Shills pull influences from all over the musical spectrum, creating a unique and extremely catchy and memorable sound. There’s four albums and a single available on Bandcamp for both streaming and download, so there’s plenty of awesome music to bone up on before the show.
Also, check out this video for The Shills’ single “Move a Mountain.”
And a couple tracks that I’m particularly fond of: Continue reading
Boston-based artist Alexa Renaud Clark’s “Coward” EP is brief, gentle, and striking. As Alexa writes, “It’s simple, an attempt to identify beauty in frailty, and in some way find self-forgiveness for self-involvement.”
Take fifteen minutes out of your day and give this one a listen, it’ll linger for much longer than that.
“Coward” is available for download on Alexa Renaud Clark’s bandcamp page.
Also, here is the video for “Rites,” the last track on the album. Continue reading
Here’s the June 20th show flyer for Night Mayor, the new project from Boston’s Dave Crespo and Cat Basile:
“Sounds like a cross between System of a Down and The XX.” – some guy who heard two songs
No tracks are available online yet, but with talent like this behind it, Night Mayor is bound to put on one hell of a show.